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Scuba diving in Cypress

 Cypress is a southern California city located on the northern in Orange County. Its beautiful sandy beaches and rocky terrace offer a variety of diving activities. The special location near Santa Catalina Island gives it an advantage for scuba diving. Cypress dive sites are home to colorful rockfish and kelp forests which make an excellent photographic environment.

Always dive according to your level of training. Never enter the water without checking with Cypress dive centers for safety, additional information, level required for each dive site and without being accompanied by a professional. All the information provided is purely informative for our readers and shouldn't be used as is to plan your immersion.

Average annual temperature: Between 20°C and 28°C (69° F and 83° F).
Visibility often averaging: Visibility is between 20 and 40 feet (6 to 12 meters).
Coldest time: December
Warmest time: August
Possible to dive all year round.

The huge diversity of dive sites near Cypress give you the chance to choose what suits you best. The Channel island area is famous for its kelp forests, which is home to many kinds of underwater creatures. This spot is famous for underwater photography and offers great beach dives for the novice and adventurous divers.

Some of dive sites near Cypress:

Old Marineland is a beautiful spot. It has more nudibranch species than any other place in southern California. The reef is covered with sea fans and colorful gorgonians. The site is at a depth of 35 to 55 feet (10 to 16 meters). You may see octopus, rockfish, lingcod, cabezon, scorpionfish and many more aqua species.

Shaw's Cove is a great dive site at a depth of 10 to 45 feet (3 to 13 meters). This sandy beach is famous for the abundance of sea life like garibaldi, blacksmith, and sheephead. If you are lucky you would be encountered with horn sharks, halibut, blennies and moray eels.

Santa Catalina is one of the best diving destinations in southern California. The colorful nature and the diversity of marine life are very unique in this area. It is famous for its kelp forests which are home to a huge diversity of small fish. If you are looking for new adventure try shark diving, the island is famous for having few species of sharks.

Talcott Shoal is a great intermediate dive site in near Santa Catalina Island. It provides every thing a diver would look for. It is at a depth ranging from 20 to 90 feet (6 to 27 meters) with good visibility from 20 to 40 feet (6 to 12 meters). Its rocky bottom is encrusted with sponges, sea stars, nudibranchs, and urchins which make a favorable spot for underwater photography. Look for small fish hiding among the coralline algae and bigger fish like sheephead, gopher and grass rockfish. Also you can find seals and sea lions hunt here along with sevengill sharks

Crescent Bay is a shallow dive site. It is at a depth of 15 to 35 feet (4 to 10 meters) with a good visibility from 10 to 20 feet (3 to 6 meters). It is home to many kinds of aqua life including reef fish, schooling fish, lobster, octopus as well as bats rays, cabezon, halibut, moray eel and sea lion.

Reef Point is a great dive site at a depth range of 30 to 40 feet (9 to 12 meters). The site is home to garibaldi, blacksmith, sand bass, and senoritas and bats rays can be found in here.
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